Moving forward after Cipro knocked me down

When I realized that Cipro was the cause of my body going completely hay-wire (I didn’t know immediately because my reaction was delayed), and I saw stories on the internet of people getting worse and worse indefinitely, and/or living with pain and disability caused by fluoroquinolones, I thought that I had accidentally killed myself. I thought of writing letters to my family and friends to say goodbye, to let them know that I was gone and that I was so, so, so sorry that I had taken those pills.

In some ways, even though I survived, obviously, I think that I should have written those letters (even though they would have scared the crap out of my loved ones and probably gotten me locked in a psych ward). Because I am different now. The old Lisa is gone. I certainly didn’t die in the physical sense, but who I was changed in an instant, with those 6 pills.


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4 thoughts on “Moving forward after Cipro knocked me down

  1. Jan Bush September 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm Reply

    An inspiring story for humankind. Good work!

  2. Michelle Banks September 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Wonderfully written, thanks for sharing this…So much of it is exactly how I feel, helps me to know I am not alone. My youngest son told me a couple of months after floxing that he feels like his “real” Mom died on April 22nd, and the Mom he has now is ok, but he would really like to have his “real” Mom back. Made me cry…

  3. maryleenewman September 13, 2013 at 11:41 am Reply

    What a beautiful post and, boy, can I relate. In one day I can be reminded of both what I’ve lost, and what I’ve gained in perspective from my health challenges. Yesterday, I was frustrated listening to a friend talk about the half marathon she’s training for (I used to train too), but was truly honored when my daughter dedicated the book she wrote for school to me because I had edited every paper she ever wrote (I likely wouldn’t have been home so many hours if I hadn’t been sick). Although running another half marathon would be great, being recognized by my daughter was way better.

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